Affectionately referred to as “The Edge of America” by locals due to the laid-back lifestyle, Folly beach is a paradise all its own just 15 miles from downtown Charleston. Striking a harmonious balance of colorfully painted beach cottages and million dollar homes, Folly Beach has something for everyone. This quaint little island attracts those who seek relaxation and excitement that will keep you busy all day.
The 1,045-foot long Folly Beach Fishing Pier juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, hosts fishing tournaments and provides a perfect perch to gaze in awe at the beautiful sunsets over the water. The residents are dedicated to protecting the many endangered species that call the island home including bald eagles and loggerhead turtles. Eco-tours of the salt marshes and deep-water fishing trips are offered for nature lovers. The spacious beaches offer ample opportunities for sunbathing, surfing and working on your sandcastle building skills. Folly Island runs on island time and that just how visitors and residents prefer it.